Great Dad Quotes

“This too shall pass” is something my dad often said to me, especially after another child had bullied me, or even after a tough day. I didn’t realize that it came from the Bible until recently. 2 Corinthians 4: 17-18. As a child, it was scarce comfort, but as I have aged (and grown upContinue reading “Great Dad Quotes”

What Do You Want Out of Life?

What is it you dreamed of when you were a child? Did you wish to be an astronaut? A dancer? A painter? A doctor, perhaps? Or maybe a parent? I was thinking about this today, as my oldest is struggling some with life choices. She is working at a fast food restaurant, yet she isContinue reading “What Do You Want Out of Life?”

Things to Teach: Kindness

Today Children #’s 1, 2, & 4 visited a Halloween-based theme park. We got there about 45 minutes after the park opened and it was crowded! Apparently, many people had the same idea to visit! We knew it would be crowded, so we tried to go with the flow. At the first open space, IContinue reading “Things to Teach: Kindness”

Mental Health

A new schoolyear brings many challenges. Child #3 is entering their second year of high school and there are new things happening. So, I wanted to offer a bit of advice. Be there for your children. Listen and watch for signs that something isn’t right. Talk to them and let them know that you areContinue reading “Mental Health”

You’re Mean…I Love You!

Yesterday (and yes I apologize for not writing on my scheduled Thursday!) I was hanging out with my two oldest kiddos. Child #1 hugged Child #2, who immediately struggled to get away. Child #1 then said to Child #2 “You’re mean …I love you!” Now if that doesn’t sum up their entire relationship, I don’tContinue reading “You’re Mean…I Love You!”

Answered Prayers

Just wanted to let you know that child #1 came home today. Praised be Jesus Christ Our Lord, now and forever amen! Thank you for keeping us all in your thoughts and prayers! We are navigating new territory here, trying for an adult relationship. I have many unbreakable rules (the first being absolutely no satanismContinue reading “Answered Prayers”

Not Enough

Do you ever want more of something? Clothes, shoes, cars, food, etc.? Have you ever felt like you’re not enough? It’s not true. Everyone is a child of God and everyone is enough. But do we ever feel like maybe we’re not? I grew up in a family of four with a mother, father, andContinue reading “Not Enough”